File this under: fun and hilarious! I received an email the other day from the fabulous women at Cheap Chic Weddings who are running their 8th annual Wedding Dress Design contest right now. The catch? You need to construct the wedding dress out of TOILET PAPER (Charmin in this case, as they are the sponsors). Pretty cool and creative if you ask me, though I would have entered with some sort of bride/mummy mashup, I was incredibly impressed by the winning entries of the past few years (a few 2010 entrants above)! Definitely check out 2011 winners and 2010's best of's. Super creative and gorgeous designs. I'm totally inspired by this!
If you are a designer or an aspiring one, the contest closes on June 1 and is as simple as emailing your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are a few rules to read, but nothing that makes the contest impossible (though being able to take on and off the dress may be a challenge!). And you could win money and make it into a fun trip to NY (I don't think they cover travel).
And…for some uber inspiration, you can always try to recreate one of my faves from this year's colorful, interesting wedding runways:
Sure, Toilet Paper comes in white, but so DID wedding dresses.
Go to it! And have fun!